Ja Morant: "I Don't Try To Play Like Anybody"

Can't come up with a good player comparison for Ja Morant? Well, you're not alone – and there's a reason for that

Reiter Than You
June 20, 2019 - 6:02 pm
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If you’ve ever seen Ja Morant play basketball, you probably know he’s a special, unique player. In fact, Seth Greenberg believes Morant’s closest player comp is Patrick Mahomes, who, of course, doesn’t even play basketball.

Heck, even Morant can’t think of a basketball comp.

“I really don’t try to play like anybody,” Morant told Bill Reiter. “I just study people to see what they’re doing in certain situations, and that’s how I play. . . . I see a lot of people compare me to different players, but I feel like my game is just my game.”

Morant averaged 12.7 points and 6.3 assists as a freshman before exploding as a sophomore. The Murray State star averaged 24.5 points and 10.0 assists this past season.

With the NBA reportedly dropping its one-and-done rule in 2022, it would have been interesting to see how Morant would have fared in the NBA last year – or in 2017-18.

“I think it would have been the same,” Morant said. “I felt like I was always good enough to play in the NBA. My first year in college, I just took the role that was gave to me: facilitate and run the team. I knew I didn’t have to score a lot with the seniors we had. I would have just came in and tried to make an impact with whatever team drafted me.”